Social Security is a critical source of income for Americans of all ages, providing benefits to individuals and families who have a loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death. Social Security has a long-term financing gap that should be addressed sooner rather than later. The AARP Public Policy Institute develops and elevates research and policy ideas to better understand the importance of Social Security to families and how to strengthen the program for the future.
Read Social Security expert Jim Palmieri’s recent blog Do Views on Social Security Spending Differ by Age?
The AARP Public Policy Institute examines demographic and economic trends that affect the solvency of the Social Security program and the adequacy of benefits. Millions of Americans rely on this vital program for their financial well-being today and millions more will rely on it in the years ahead.
Learn more from our policy experts and read what they’re saying about Social Security reform at AARP's blog.